Book & Movie Blast! The Extraordinary Ordinary
On FRI AUG 28TH, 2020 my directorial feature film, “The Extraordinary Ordinary,” made its GLOBAL premiere on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube Movies through Indie Rights Movies. The film will soon be available for streaming on Google Play, iTunes, and more platforms.
“After being attacked in high school, a college student named ERICA (@maddisonbullock) moves to California to pursue her passion in #polaroid #photography, in hopes to recover from her trauma by finishing a project. Feeling pressured by her overprotective mother, CATHY, Erica turns to her father, ROB (@johnposey27), for support. Erica also learns how to cope with her own trauma and wellness after befriending ALEX (@alex_montalbann) & BIANCA (@anamarte), who have a history of their own.”
We have a wonderful and talented cast, including John Posey (“How to Get Away With Murder“), Ricardo Montalban’s grandson, Alex Montalban, in his feature film acting debut (“My Dinner With Herve“), Maddison Bullock (“Ice the Movie” and “Thirteen Reasons Why“), and Ana Marte (over 185K IG followers/”Need For Speed” and “Amigos“).
So far – we have a 5/5 star rating on our Amazon page. You can now RENT or PURCHASE the movie on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube below. Stay tuned for the movie’s availability on Tubi and iTunes in the upcoming weeks:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheExtraOrdFilm/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheExtraOrdFilm/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheExtraOrdFilm/
The Extraordinary Ordinary is a story about three young adults and how they cope with their mental health when old wounds resurface. A few years after a traumatic high school experience, a young photography student moves across the country from New York to Southern California in search of a fresh start. She quickly finds that she is not alone in her struggles with anxiety and depression and learns that the road to recovery is paved with more love, understanding, and community than she ever could have imagined. The Extraordinary Ordinary is a gripping and heartwarming narrative that seeks to challenge the stigmas associated with mental health, trauma, and recovery and recognize the courage of those young adults struggling in silence everywhere.
The film was recently an official film selection at the Awareness Film Festival (AFF), Glendale International Film Festival (GIFF), and the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (LADFF). We also won the ‘Best Film About Women’s Empowerment’ at GIFF and scored nominations for Best Director, Best Female Director, and Best Feature. Our leading actress, Maddison Bullock, also won ‘Best Performance’ at the LADFF, where we held our world premiere.
Currently, The Extraordinary Ordinary is available to stream NOW on Infobase’s ‘Films On Demand‘ and ‘Access Video On Demand.’ The film is available to subscribers of the products for public libraries (Access Video On Demand) and colleges & universities (Films On Demand). Ask your library for details.
ELEPHANT (Young Adult Thriller, Fiction)
Summer of 2006. Four childhood best friends. A family secret. “Elephant” is a story about four childhood best friends who discover a family secret, during their summer break before starting their freshman year in high school, which changes their lives forever. After a strange encounter leaves him hospitalized, a timid teenage boy named Matt “Matty” Smith comes home to a continuous series of events met with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Under the guardianship of his grandma, Lucia, Matt lives with unspoken questions about his grandfather and parents. The elephant in the room. As Matt develops over the summer, the secrets only grow more profound and complex. Will the answers ever come? While searching for answers, Matt and his three childhood best friends encounter the meanings of love, forgiveness, and fate.
“Elephant” was released in June 2020. Matty Smith and his friends’ journey will continue in the sequel, “Skeletons,” which is slated for a January 2021 release date.
From MAY 18th – MAY 22nd, YA Bound Book Tours had a virtual tour. You can check more details here. Recently, Xpresso Tours just wrapped up our second virtual tour, where bloggers and reviewers reviewed the book. Details can be found here.
- ShoutMyBook: https://shoutmybook.com/featured-book/elephant/
Shey Saints also called this book, “When I read the book, I had no background of the author – didn’t know if it this was her debut novel, didn’t know what connections she had, didn’t know a thing about her, except that she wrote the book. Then when I started reading, I was instantly captivated by the writing style. I thought, this couldn’t be her first novel. The vividness of details and descriptions and the metaphors in her narrative made me pause for a while and check out her background. Then I found out she’s in the entertainment industry and that she was an award-winning writer and filmmaker! And that explained why it didn’t make me feel like I was reading a book – it felt more like I was watching a movie. This book has mixed vibes – a cross between Christopher Pike and Stephen King. Screen-wise, it was like Black Mirror that didn’t revolve around technology. Truth is, it didn’t feel like it was written by a girl. It was hard to understand because of all the weird things happening, but it was one of those books where you just had to keep reading even if you were clueless about it. All the actions and emotions seemed like they were real, and almost as if the author experienced them herself. You could easily tell she has good visualizations while writing the book. In fact, this is a story that will be more appreciated as a movie, or a television series. Overall, I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars. The storyline was insane, but I couldn’t stop reading because I had to find out the missing pieces. This psychological suspense and mystery drama would probably be more appreciated by male readers, or those who are interested in mind-boggling stories. I’ve had a rollercoaster ride of emotions in reading this and you will too. Warning: there are no rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies in this story.”